Fine Art A Level at Beal High School
At Beal High School, Art students will follow the AQA course in Fine Art. At AS level, candidates will follow a course of integrated practical, critical and theoretical study using a variety of media and processes, from drawing to 3d outcomes. This will be supported by the use of sketchbooks and first- hand experience of relevant works of art, together with any other form of appropriate evidence. The full A level course is designed to build on strengths gained through the first year of the course structure, allowing for greater depth of study. It is an essential course to pursue for anyone interested in a design based career as you will be required to produce a portfolio to take with to you in some instances when applying for Art Foundation or degree course in Art related areas. It will involve the completion of a summer project for the start of the academic year.
The course is demanding and requires candidates to work independently, using an agreed period of unsupervised sessions to develop and build up skills.
You will be expected to take a very independent approach to your studies, logging your learning and committing yourself to additional learning within the Department in self-directed hours. You will be expected to visit relevant galleries and museums to support class based learning experiences with up to 4-6 hours extra.
A full list of required materials and equipment list is available.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beal High School directly.